Oscars 2012

Did you get a chance to catch the Oscars last night? I did, but I have to admit I fast forward through quite a bit. After a night of having a bit too much fun celebrating my birthday with my best friends, I opted to stay put on the sofa.

I always find it hard to pick my favourites because I lean towards the actresses that I actually like. But I’ll try to be unbiased :) Especially after Angelina’s whole “pose” thing while presenting. Is she for real?! Ugh, I found that so irritating. But the guy that mocked her right after? Hilarious!! That must have stung Angelina. Anyways, here goes:

Emma Stone

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman in vintage Dior & Harry Winston (1954)

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig

Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive & Lorraine Schwartz

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz in Gucci

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic in Basil Soda

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev at Elton John's Oscar bash

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

And the best dressed of the evening is Gwyneth in Tom Ford. Holy cape! She looked stunning, effortless and chic!

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Who were your picks for best dressed?

Amanda

Images via Popsugar

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Weekend Outlook

Happy weekend y’all! I’ve got a lot going on today and this weekend, it’s going to be a doozy! After months of hard work, Bombay Brow Bar opens tomorrow at Shangri La! Go check it out and get your brows done while you’re at it! I’m heading there this afternoon to get mine done, I seriously can’t wait.

To do:

  • Celebrate Bombay’s opening with some freshly groomed brows
  • Lunch with this lovely lady
  • Drive out to Coquitlam for the 3rd or 4th time this week, (I’ve lost track) to pick up some side tables
  • Client & photo shoot shopping all day Saturday
  • A few birthday cocktails at Chinois Saturday night
  • Recovery sleep in Sunday
  • Oscar party on Sunday evening at Cinema

Monday and Tuesday will be crazy as I’m prepping for 2 photo shoots of completed projects! So if I’m a little absent from here, that’s why. Enjoy your weekend!

Amanda

Image via Classy in the City

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How Bold Will You Go?

I’ve been slowly gravitating towards the printed pant trend. There are so many options now that it seems like every designer or store is jumping on the band wagon. I tend to lean towards the printed denim and I also love a great floral print. I’d pair any of these with a t-shirt and wedges or a blouse and stiletto’s. Which ones are your favourite? Would you try bold printed pants? I’m dying for the black and white floral jeans by J Brand!

Clockwise from top left:

Amanda

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Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday to me! It’s a bit of a gloomy day out but I’ll still be celebrating today. In the past I’ve always dreaded getting a little older, but I’ve actually begun to embrace it. So in honour of my day of birth, I’ll be pampering myself with a mani, getting my hair done, working and enjoying a fabulous dinner at Ki tonight with my man. I hope you all have a splendid day, I’m off to enjoy a cupcake or two! :)

Amanda

Images are my own (yes, that’s me and I had a die hard Dirty Dancing obsession)

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Inspire Me

Feb-Inspirtation

I’ve been working hard trying to find the perfect pieces for some photo shoots occurring next week. I’m also trying to keep in mind how I want the overall look to feel. So I hunt and I hunt for inspiration online, outside, inside and all over. Not necessarily for the photo shoots, but here are a few things that I’m currently obsessing over.

Amanda

P.S. If you get the chance, please hop over to the e-magazine Home Decor and Renovations and check out an article I wrote about decorating your perfect entryway! Page 38….

Images (clockwise from top left) via: Classy Cosmetics , Plum Pretty Sugar Tumblr x 2, Dust Jacket Attic, We Heart It, The Satorialist, Kiss on the Chic Tumblr, Luxe Finds

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Weekend Outlook

HBZ

HBZ

HBZ Happy weekend! It’s my last official weekend at 27. I’ll be taking it easy though this weekend, as the partying is scheduled for next :)

My plans:

  • Things are getting pretty crazy next week so I have a lot of cleaning, organizing and prep work to do.
  • A relaxed date night tonight
  • Catching up on all of my favourite designers at NYFW- some of my street style top picks above- Joanna Hillman, Elin Kling & Rachel Zoe
  • Furniture shopping on Saturday- CB2 opens on the 18th on Robson! I’ve got some research to do for upcoming photoshoots
  • Spring clean of the closet
  • Tea time on Sunday followed by a family birthday dinner

What are your plans?

Amanda

P.S. You have a few more hours to enter my Bombay Brow Bar Giveaway! I’ll be selecting a winner at 5pm!

Images via Harper’s Bazaar

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Adele Greatness

 

Adele Vogue

Adele Vogue

Adele Vogue

Adele Vogue

These photos of Adele in the upcoming issue of Vogue are so stunning, I can’t stop staring at them. I was so happy for her and proud that she swept the Grammys this past weekend because she sincerely deserved it. Her performance was breath taking and she didn’t miss a beat. I was watching Twitter stream throughout the show and people kept commenting on how she didn’t need any bulls-t gimmicks, fire, dancers, blue crimped hair and a creepy video of her on the ceiling (t-r-a-i-n-w-r-e-c-k) to rock that place. And it’s so true, I wholeheartedly agree. Her voice is all I needed. Best performance hands down. I’ll be first in line if her tour ever stops in Vancouver again. The black and white outfit above is my favourite photo!

Amanda

Images via Vogue (photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott) 

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LoVe

V-Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone’s day is romantic, lovey and mush filled! Sorry if I’ve made anyone nauseous. But I truly hope you can spend the day with the ones you love whether it be your partner, husband, wife, Mom, Dad, grandparents and best friends! I’ll be working today, but spending tonight at home making a steak dinner with the love of my life. Cheers to love!

Let's make out by Bri Emery

Check out these awesome Valentine’s on Kate Spade’s site. This one above was designed by my Blogshop teacher, the lovely Bri Emery of Design Lovefest. And the “gem” one above was designed by Dana Lucas. Check them all out here.

Amanda

Images from top right: My Sparrow Blog, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Bfrend bracelet (get them here!), relaxed tumblr, Brian Attwood Pumps, Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish 

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Giveaway: Bombay Brow Bar!!!!

Bombay Brow Bar

I’m excited to announce that I’m doing my first giveaway! As you may have heard on Facebook, Twitter or their website, Bombay Brow Bar is opening a third location at the ever so sophisticated Shangri La Hotel and yours truly is currently doing the interior design! So I am pleased to do a giveaway involving one of my chicest clients!

Here are the details:

- The lucky person selected will win a spot (plus 1) on the VIP list for the opening party February 24th!

- This includes complimentary VIP brow shaping, fabulous bevies and appies, and a super cute Bombay Brow Bar gift!

TO ENTER:

  1. “Like” Twenty One Two on Facebook
  2. “Like” Bombay Brow Bar on Facebook
  3. Leave a comment on this post to let me know you’ve entered and want to rock your brows!

For an added entry:

- Follow Twenty One Two on Twitter

- Follow Bombay Brow Bar on Twitter

And tweet: “I want to rock my brows with @212designsinc & @bombaybrowbar! http://blog.twentyonetwo.ca/2012/02/giveaway-bombay-brow-bar/”

I’ll select a winner this Friday, the 17th. Contest is open to the Lower Mainland.

Amanda

Images via Bombay Brow Bar

UPDATE: Congratulations to Caroline! You won the Bombay Brow Bar Giveaway!! Please email me your information at amanda@twentyonetwo.ca and I will get you to RSVP to their event next Friday!  

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Change of Mind

Bedroom-Inspiration

So I’ve changed my mind. And I’m sure I’ll do it again. But here is my newest inspiration for our bedroom colour scheme. I first came across this colour palette in a shirt I have from Aritzia and that got the ball rolling for me (funny where inspiration comes from huh?) Then I saw this on Pinterest and it’s been solidified. Sold. Finito….. Well, maybe. :)

Amanda

Image via Kitty Genius (striped painting)

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